Not much happening on the scrapping front, with a sick bug that seemed to attack everyone in the family, apart from me, but guess what ... I was the one who had to clear it all out !!. Anyway, everyone is back at school and I thought I would show you the result of my baking last week. It was Pudsey Bear day in the UK on Friday, a day of celebrations for Children in Need when lots of events take place to raise money. I thought I would organise a coffee morning here and prepare lots of cakes and biscuits. Well, first, my oven blew up, it literally did as I was baking, and second of all, what on earth made me think I would be up to having loads of big and little people in my house after I have spent the night watching the new Breaking Dawn film. ( which was really rubbish but I loved it anyway !! ). It did go well still and it was really nice to see everyone. I had prepared a few things as I said so here they are, and I know, it isn't quite Christmas yet, but I still like these cute little Christmas trees !!
Hopefully I will get some scrapping done this week, we will see how it goes.
On Friday I was lucky to go to London with a friend to visit the Country Living Christmas Show. It was a really good day out that gave me a lot of inspiration. Most of the stuff for sale was very expensive but gave e millions of ideas for Christmas decorations. I didn't buy much but I came across this little store with extremely cute badges. The store holdm, Siobhan Jordan is a very talented artist, you can check her blog on siobhanjordan.blogspot.com and I really like her style. I have used one of her badges on a page already, you can see it in the middle of this lay out that I made for Sketchy Thursdays.
This was the original sketch...
I have done a page similar a few weeks ago and liked it a lot so decided to copy myself !!
I also managed to make another lay out for Sketch in Thymes. I had to flip the sketch to fit my horizontal pictures but I like the simplicity or the end result.The colours are really bright but then again, these little Moshi Monsters are really bright too.
and this was the original sketch if you fancy having a go.
Sunday was remembrance Sunday here. It is always emotional and I always struggle to keep my emotions in check but this weekend we went to our local memorial and the ceremony was lovely. Lots of local Brownies and Cubs and Rainbows were there and it was uplifting to see all the children paying their respect and behaving so well. It is tradition to wear poppies and Amelie got the idea to put them in her hair. I am not sure it is the thing to do really but they did look cute !!
I hope you have a good week. I have received lots of goodies this weekend so I hope I will be able to spend some crafty time. Although, very exciting, the new Twilight Film is coming out and I am going to see it on Thursday at midnight so should try to get some good night sleep beforehand !!
Today was Maths Day at school !! And the children had to dress up as something mathematical. They had the option of wearing something spotty or with a number or lines, but, no, my children decided they wanted to dress up !! Put your thinking hat on, mum, and design two costumes in one night !! tadddaddaa, proudly presenting, Mrs Calculator and Mr Pencil !!
I love this picture of Harry, he made me laugh !!
And I have finished my advent calendar I was making. Well, I have finished it, but all I need to do now is buy and wrap another 23 presents ( time 2 ) !! but here is was it looks like so far...
Shopping evening at school tonight and day out shopping in London tomorrow. Followed by scrap book workshop with Lisa in Goldaming on Saturday, life is sweet !!
I have just had a very nice weekend.
Saturday I went to our local crop with a bunch of my anonymous friends. ( We all know who they are !! ) We had a really nice time. Lots of cups of tea as usual and delicious cakes made by Claire ( One of the anonymous ones !! ). This time, we had the privilege to have Lisa, teaching us how to use paint and mist to create a vintage look. As you can imagine, this is completely out of my comfort zone ! We had to cut without scissors and without measuring, spray without knowing what it would look like and generally paint and glue the whole lot. I love the result, I think it is so clever. And it kind of looks like the sketch on Sketchy Thursdays ! So here is the sketch...
And here is my page...
In the afternoon of the crop, we had the lovely Suzanne teaching us how to do a novelty box. I haven't finished mine but I will show it to you soon. I will probably use it for a Christmas present for a teacher.
The day went really quick and I had the impression I would do a lot more but I think may be we chatted too much ! Still, it was really lovely.
On Sunday, I did lots of gardening, ( raking the leaves could be a daily chore if I could be bothered !! ), some crafty Christmas preparations and played battle Ship as a family game, and.... the girls won !! Go Girls !!.
I am getting so excited about Christmas. I have quite a few projects on the go. I am making an advent calendar, a Christmas banner and a mini book, where hopefully, come December the 1st, all I will have to do is take pictures and stick them in !! Well that's the plan anyway !
There is a new sketch on sketchy Thursdays. Since it is already Wednesday, it feels a bit like last minute panic !! Here is the sketch...
And here is my take...
I love this picture. It was taken at the airport in Malaga, Spain. We were delayed so ended up being the only one in a very empty airport rather late in the night.
The page is about our travels this year. We were so lucky to be able to fly business class ( courtesy of my old job at BA ) to many places. Unfortunately my concessions stop this year so I am not sure there will ever be a next time !!